New Year Good Cause Boost Thanks to Nippy Dip

By Jane Cruickshank / January 10, 2024

STONEHAVEN’S Community Council presented cheques to three local good causes at their meeting last night after their Nippy Dip on New Year’s Day saw 300 participants raise £5,000.

Representatives of the Friends of Kincardine Community Hospital and Stonehaven Exercise After Stroke Group both were at the meeting, each receiving cheques for £1,650. An equal amount will go to the Community Council’s defibrillater fund – with member Andy McArdle accepting the cheque on behalf of his colleagues.

Chairman David Lawman expressed his delight at the success of the challenging event that attracted huge crowds – and he reminded everyone of the importance of having defibrillators on hand. He said Stonehaven’s equipment had been accessed for potential use after calls to the emergency services on December 23, 24 and 25.

”They are out there doing a great job,” he said.

”Thank you all very much. The Community Council is delighted to be supporting such worthy local causes.”

Billy Hunter said the money donated to Kincardine Community Hospital would help patients receiving end of life care.

Meanwhile Wullie and Pat Ross with Jenny Glennie were keen to flag the after stroke exercise group, which is held at the Community Centre each Wednesday at 11am.

”Anyone who would like to go along is more than welcome,” they said.

”The banter is good!”

Feature image courtesy of Jim Stephen